Newcastle United Interested In Jason Puncheon

News in the Daily Mirror today that Newcastle may be after former Southampton winger Jason Puncheon.

Jason Puncheon – in action against Everton

There were rumors in January that Newcastle may be interested in the player, and that Newcastle may have tried to bring him in on loan as a replacement for Wayne Routledge, who had been loaned out to QPR.

But on the last day of the transfer window, while Newcastle were selling Andy Carroll to Liverpool and trying to bring somebody in to replace him, Jason joined Blackpool on loan through the end of the season.

Puncheon has looked good at Blackpool, and in 3 games so far has scored a couple of good goals, one recently against Chelsea.

The player turns 25 in late June and started his career at Wimbledon back in 2003.

He has played already for a whole host of clubs, including Wimbledon, Milton Keynes Dons, Fisher Athletic, Barnet, Plymouth Argyle, Southampton, Milwall and Blackpool.

And by our reckoning the Croydon-born player has played 228 games with 38 goals so far in his career, and looks a fairly decent player.

It seems certain that Newcastle will bring in at least two wingers over the summer, and the Tyneside club have already been linked with a few players who play out on the wing and can score goals, including Gervinho of Lille and Jeremain Lens of PSV.

We think Jason would be a decent buy for Newcastle, if indeed they try to sign him in the summer, and Alan Pardew knows the player having worked briefly with him while he was at Southampton.

What do you think of this player?

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